All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘national parks’

Summer Vacation Ideas On A Budget

Summer vacation time is here and generally, that makes the wallet cringe. With the economy still on the slow rise people are traveling more, but are being a little more cautious. If you are in this situation, but want to give your family a great summer vacation, here are some ideas for more cost- and family-friendly summer vacations to take …

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Google Gets Awesome New Street View Imagery From National Parks

Google’s Street View team has been working with the U.S. National Parks Service and Parks Canada to get new imagery on Google Maps for a plethora of interesting locations in the two countries. So far, Google has utilized its Street View cars, trikes and Trekker backpack system to add imagery for 44 locations. Here’s a look at some highlights. Sequoia …

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Statue of Liberty Reopens Amid Government Shutdown

A vast number of federal sectors were effected by the partial federal government shutdown. But, what most people weren’t aware of prior to the shutdown was that it would cause a ripple effect that would merge into other areas. The Statue of Liberty was one entity that suffered the consequences. Liberty Island National Park is one of the 33 sites …

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Gov’t Shutdown: Nat’l Parks Reopen, NIH in Peril, Wars, Foreign Aid Continue

In the ongoing government shutdown soap opera, WWE style pre-determined battle lines have been drawn. Conservative Republicans are pretending to stand on “principle” in the hopes that gullible America will be impressed by their theatrics and reward them with re-election. Of course when it comes to rewarding questionable corporations like OSI Systems who are prime beneficiaries of government monopoly over …

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Statue of Liberty Reopens Despite Government Shutdown

The government shutdown has been hard on the National Parks Service. Many of its parks shut down earlier in October due to lack of funding from the federal government. In some cases, park closure meant a huge hit to state economies from lost tourism revenue. “Every day that Liberty Island is closed means we are losing visitors who would otherwise …

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Government Shutdown: States Fight to Re-Open Parks

One of the major and very visible effects of the government shutdown of last week has been the closing of national parks. Well, not everyone is taking it lying down. Despite the order from the National Park Service (NPS) to close down nature, Wisconsin Governer Scott Walker is not letting that happen. Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources decided instead, that …

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WWII Vets Memorial: Veterans Force Their Way In

A group of World War II veterans refused to let today’s government shutdown prevent them from entering the WWII memorial site this morning. As much of the country is certainly aware of already, as of midnight on September 30, the federal government was effectively shutdown. As a result, all of the national parks and national monuments were also closed off …

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